Location:Uvalde, TX Pay Period: Biweekly
Fixed Salary: $ 10.93 Per Hour
Weeks per Year: 42
Hours Per Week: 40
Job Title: Cook
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Center Supervisor
$10.93 Hourly HS/GED
A. GENERAL SUMMARY OF WHAT THE POSITION DOES
This position is one role in a large system of services provided to children and families This position is responsible the ordering, preparing, serving and documenting of meals and snacks. It includes following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control. The position contributes to the smooth operations and functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas. The position may prepare foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP standards. Position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.
Duties of the position are described in major functional areas listed below. Additional duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Food Service Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietitian/nutritionist including the preparation of food to meet the needs of children with special needs or disabilities.Oversees maintenance of inventory for all necessary supplies, food and equipment used for food services operations.Oversees full kitchen operations and may supervise additional staff or volunteer assistance (depending on size and scope of workload).
Health And Sanitation Ensures that there is an established system for cleaning the kitchen and storage rooms so that they are always kept in a clean and sanitary manner. Ensures that all foods are prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.Responsible for complying with all local, state and federal standards regarding hygiene and sanitation.
Record keeping Responsible for the period purchasing and regular maintenance of food to ensure quality, cost control and adequate inventory.Receives and accounts for food deliveries.Documents in the menu book, following required USDA/CACFP documentation, food purchased, prepared and served.Completes a weekly inventory of all food, both perishable and non-perishable.Ensures that inventory is secure.Responsible for ensuring kitchen has proper Food Permit as required by applicable local regulations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Child and Adult Care Food Program Contributes to the collection and edit processes of correct documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This process is important and contributes additional dollars which in turn enhances food delivery.Conduct point of service meal documentation, or assign responsible staff to count meals when children are seated and have been offered a credible meal by USDA standards for portions and components.
Supervision And Training Plans and directs the work of assigned staff (where applicable) and any volunteers working in the food service area. Provides information and training on the job standards of the kitchen and submits employee/volunteer performance appraisals in a timely manner. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.
PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
H. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age and has food preparation experience and be able to comply with any state food permit/health requirements. Experience in quantity food preparation and inventory control is preferred. Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area).
I. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Some heavy lifting of case food lots is required.May be required to lift up to 40 pounds.Most kitchen work is completed in a standing position with a large percentage of time spent working with hot stoves, ovens, dishwasher and other kitchen appliances.Some exposure to communicable diseases and food borne illnesses.Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.
James L West Center For Dementia Care
Fort Worth, TX 76102
West Houston Medical Center
Houston, TX 77071
Weatherford, TX 76087
Las Palmas Medical Center- El Paso
El Paso, TX 79902